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Inventory Analyst Buyer, Supply Chain Operations

Langley, Canada

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Overview

Supply Chain’s success relies on teamwork that is not unlike that in clinical areas. Each member from different business streams in Supply Chain works closely together to deliver the right products and services at the right price, to the right place, at the right time. Every link in the chain focuses on customer needs: from sourcing teams who procure supplies required for specialized care; to warehouse and logistics professionals who receive, store, and deliver supply products across the province; to in-hospital replenishment teams integrated into the clinical landscape within all B.C. hospitals; to licensed clinicians who bring their deep clinical knowledge to standardization initiatives. Our Supply Chain stands as a successful example of what collaboration and provincial focus looks like in practice.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
    Temporary, Casual
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
    Director
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful Supply Chain Professional at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Goal-oriented
  • Multi-tasker
  • Relationship Expert
  • Results-driven

About Supply Chain Management at PHSA

PHSA Supply Chain is the sole contracting agent and manages all contracts for BC health authority goods, supplies, equipment and services with the exception of clinical and construction contracts. Supply chain management processes over 925,000 orders with a value of over $2 billion annually in the form of 250 million products. They support 71 hospitals and care sites province-wide. Supply chain employs over 1,300 employees to support all six BC health authorities, with regional branch offices in each health authority and a local presence to support each health authority’s needs. The service covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management. Supply Chain Management is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose

Testimonials

"Almost every piece of equipment, every medication, every supply for the Lower Mainland hospitals comes through this warehouse. In our work, we often talk about ‘Mabel on the table.’ She’s the imaginary patient who’s counting on us to make sure that the clinicians providing her care have everything they need, on time, to do their jobs."

Dean Wilkes Warehouse and Logistics Lead, Langley Fulfullment Centre

"A team aproach in any endeavor is key to success in Supply Chain. Along with my clinical expertise and experience, I count on other members of the Supply Chain team who are also experienced, knowledgeable and highly specialized in business, logistics and analytics. I believe working collaboratively with all members yields success."

Arturo Macapagal RN, CPN, Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator, Standardization

"The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I make a difference. My work helps contribute to the larger team here at PHSA. My behind the scene work as a Purchasing Clerk helps to provide necessary supplies to patients and medical personnel to enable better care and recovery. I know I don’t deal with patients directly, but I feel so much pride when I think about my part within patient care. My heart is filled with joy knowing that I can help in such a small but meaningful way."

Gloria Santos-Ganadin Purchasing Clerk

Benefits and Perks

Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.

  • Healthcare

    Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

    Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs

  • Retirement Plans

    Enrollment in defined benefit Municipal Pension Plan

  • Paid Time Off

    13 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement

  • Close to Public Transportation

    Spend your commute time reading, Texting or organizing

  • Collaboration

    Be part of an integrated health care supply chain provincial network

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Inventory Analyst Buyer, Supply Chain Operations

Langley, Canada

Are you a critical thinker with high attention to detail? Are you looking to make a purpose-filled impact in health care? The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is seeking an organized Inventory Analyst who brings strong business analysis, purchasing and inventory experience.

An expert in Excel programs, the Analyst reports to the Manager or designate, updating and maintaining inventory information systems within a computerized environment. Part of the role includes the development, implementation and maintenance of inventory control systems which generates data to provide insight into inventory content, usage and levels. On a daily basis, the Inventory Analyst will review and report inventory activities for various departments across PHSA including requirements. The role will also meet with user departments to assess needs, process purchase requests, and determine source of supply.

 

What you’ll do 

  • Control inventory content, materials and supplies to ensure appropriate and adequate inventory.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain stock control systems and procedures; determine and establish revised inventory levels to ensure efficient utilization of supplies.
  • Work with suppliers to investigate a variety of matters, such as:  managing incorrect invoices, pricing problems, outstanding or backordered items and damaged goods; tracing duplicate shipments and organizes invoice adjustments and credit notes with suppliers as required and returning outdated and/or deleted stock to vendors as required. 
  • Plan and coordinate physical inventory checks and cycle counts, and compare actual to recorded inventory levels.
  • Monitor inventory usage and establish appropriate inventory levels for user departments to minimize stock outs and excess inventory for materials by running reports, analyzing inventory data and investigating variances.

What you bring

  • Grade twelve (12), supplemented by recognized purchasing courses plus five (5) years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Relatable experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Business Analysis and Inventory is an asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail, combined with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work effectively both independently and within a team environment
  • Adept at establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with vendors and health care sites.

What’s in it for you

 Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job type: Temporary Full Time until January 2022
Location: 8521 - 198A Street, Langley
Hours/Days : 08:00-16:00, Monday through Friday
Wage:$29.11/ per hour + 12.6% in lieu
Reference number: 115763E


What we do 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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